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I have purchased a new machine last week it has intel 946 chipset motherboard 1.8ghz core2 duo processor and 1GB RAM machine gets rebooted when ever I play some games or use high end graphics software. i have checked by changing the RAM but still giving the same problem please suggest some solution what could be the problem.

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Assuming you are running Vista; you can find out what the problem may be by going to control panel> system & maintanence> administrative tools> event viewer>windows logs. look in all the catagories to see if there are any clues as to your problem, but normally i would say it's a graphics driver error or processor overheating, especially if you have onboard graphics and not a seperate dedicated graphics card.

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Need motherboard specs website


There are two views of the motherboard. By default when the link is clicked on, the Bottom view is the large main view.
(In the two views shown, it is the view on the Left )

Looking at the Bottom View;

1) The Pink(?) square socket you see at the top is the Processor socket.
(CPU - Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor)

It is a Socket P mobile processor socket,

2) Processor?
Dell gives you options, so it's hard to say what Intel processor is on your motherboard.

The Intel GM45 mobile chipset, supports mobile processors that are Intel Core2 Duo, Intel Core2 Extreme, and Intel Celeron M.
A 667MHz, or 800MHz, or 1066MHz FSB is supported.

I have seen an Intel Core2 Duo, model T6400 offered, so I know it supports using a Socket P processor socket, uses a 1.00 to 1.250 voltage range (DC), and the Penyrn-M Core, and 45nm technology,

Laptop disassembled the easiest way to find out, is to put an ESD wrist ********, connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source, and look at the Processor.
GENTLY use an old credit card, to scrape off as much if the thermal paste as you can, then use Q-tips dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol.

(Takes a bunch of alcohol soaked Q-tips)
Look for the sSpec Number, and the Part Number. Then 'google' it.

Isopropyl Alcohol is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE!
Use in a WELL ventilated area with NO sparks, or flames present!]

Laptop together, functional, and internet ready, use CPU-Z from to find out.

3) Below the pink Socket P processor socket is part of the motherboard chipset.

The Northbridge chip.

It is an Intel GM45 chipset, it is an SMD (Surface Mount Device), and uses a BGA surface mount,

BGA surface mount.
Ball Grid Array surface mount.
View a BGA Rework Station in use, and learn in detail what a BGA surface mount is,

Scroll down, click on the red - Take a few minutes to view the IR 650 video demo

The Southbridge chip is an Intel 82801IMB, (ICH9-M)
It's on the Top of the motherboard.

[Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

(A Processor is an I.C.) ]

The motherboard chipset is the Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip.
(Does Not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 processors)

The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
The Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port), and PCI-Express, are High-speed graphics.
A graphics card using a PCI expansion slot, and Integrated graphics, is Not high-speed graphics.

[Integrated Graphics used to be referred to as OnBoard Graphics.
ON the motherBOARD. Easier to understand ]

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.

1) Anything connected to the PCI bus.
PCI expansion slots, or OnBoard Graphics.

2) Anything connected to the IDE bus
3) SATA bus
4) USB bus
5) Ethernet bus
6) Audio (Sound)

[CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor, for short ]

As you can see Serial Ports, Parallel Ports, Floppy Disk drive, the Keyboard, and Mouse, are connected to the Super I/O chipset.
[I/O = Input/Output. Input and Output devices ]

I do not know what Super I/O chipset is used.
You may want to look through this chart, and see yours matches up with one of them, (They are probably too old, but gives you an idea of what to look for),

There are Two Ram Memory slots. (Seen on bottom of motherboard)
Maximum Amount for each Ram Memory slot is 4GigaByte.
Maximum TOTAL Amount is 8GB.

Uses DDR2 Sdram that is SO-DIMM.
(Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module)
Smaller in size than desktop computer DIMM.

Can use either DDR2 Sdram at 667MegaHertz, or 800MHz.
(PC2-5300 and PC2-6400, respectively)

Uses a 2.5 SATA harddrive.

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Maximum graphic card memory

You could increase to a 1000Gig's if they made one.

A graphics card has it's own graphics processor, and graphics ram memory. It runs independent of the System Resources.
The Processor and Ram Memory.

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

The graphics I.C., or graphics chipset, is a GPU,

A GPU can be mounted directly to the motherboard, and use some of the system resources. Integrated graphics.
Or it can be mounted to a removable graphics adapter card.

IF there IS a 'bottleneck', it will be your Processor, and amount of Ram Memory.
Should have at least 2GB of ram memory
It will take up to 4GB. can also support DDR2 Sdram at 667MegaHertz. (PC2-5300)

Intel 945G motherboard chipset.
Intel 82945G Northbridge chip,
Intel 82801GR Southbridge chip. (ICH7R)

Supports Intel Core2 Duo processors, with a Front Side Bus of
UP TO 1066MegaHertz. (FSB up to 1066MHz)

Intel 945G chipset was brought out in 2005. This means to me, the PCI Express technology used on your motherboard, is
PCI Express 1.1

I would stick with the graphics cards using PCI Express 2.0 technology.
I've read reports where the PCI Express 2.1 cards, weren't 'playing nice' with motherboards using the PCI Express 1.1 technology.

Unless you just wanta' experiment? Who knows?

How many maximum Watts is the Power Supply, capable of delivering at 80 percent, and how many Amp's does the 12 Volt power rail have?
(If there is more than one 12 Volt power rail, you can add together for the total 12 volt Amp's )

See what the minimum requirement is for the Power Supply. make sure you have MORE than enough.
Also if the graphics card requires an additional power cable; make sure your Power Supply has it.

But the minimum wattage for the Power Supply is 450 watt.

Power Supply? 500 Watt.


Jul 18, 2012 | Intel D945GNT Motherboard

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Upgrade d33006 mobo

That isn't the model number of the motherboard.

It is on the motherboard usually towards the middle, on a GigaByte.

Starts with GA- and letter/numbers.

Usually in the middle of the motherboard, but may be on one edge, or in-between expansion slots, such as the white long PCI slots.

If you cannot find it, and the motherboard is operational, and the computer is internet ready, use Belarc Advisor for free,

When you find it use the Gigabyte CPU Support List,

[ I personally would use CPU-Z. MUCH more detailed info.

You need to know;

A) What processor socket is on the motherboard?

B) What motherboard chipset?

C) What BIOS version, and date, would help.

1) Processor socket:
No brainer. The processor has to fit in the processor socket, and the processor socket must support THAT processor.

[ Power, Signal, and Ground socket holes, must match up to the Power, Signal, and Ground, contact pins of the Processor.
Or other way around if the processor socket has the contact pins ]

2) Motherboard chipset:

I'm just guessing this isn't a motherboard that supports Intel Core i processors. Therefore the motherboard chipset has a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

[ AGP and PCI-Express are High-speed graphics technology.

A graphics card inserted into a PCI slot is Not high-speed graphics.
Integrated graphics is Not high-speed graphics either ]

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.

A) IDE devices
B) SATA devices
D) Ethernet
E) Audio (Sound)

CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

Let's use an example of an Intel motherboard chipset. An Intel 945GC,

Here we see the Processors supported in the chart. We also see the Front Side Bus support. (FSB)
It's 800MegaHertz. (800MHz)

You also see the Process Support. 65nm
(nm stands for NanoMeter. One billionth of a meter )

Let's say I wanted to use the best Processor, that this motherboard chipset will support.

That would be an Intel Core2 Duo that is based on the 65nm architecture, and has an 800MHz FSB.

I would then look at a chart for the processor that is currently being used, and see what it's Voltage Range is.

From the above information, I would know that if the processor I want to use, has the same voltage range.

1) Fits the Processor socket

2) Has same Process Support. (nm architecture)

3) Has no more than an 800MHz FSB.

4) Falls within the same voltage range as the current processor being used ]

Awaiting motherboard model number. Post back in a Comment.


May 06, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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What processor can i use with 446476-001 system board

The HP 446476-001 laptop motherboard, or also stated as HP motherboard used for the HP Pavilion dv6000 series of Notebook PC's;

A) Has an Intel 965PM motherboard chipset,

Has a;

B) Socket P processor socket, for Intel processors

Using this information you know;

1) That the Intel PM965 motherboard chipset supports
Intel Core 2 Duo processors,

with either a 533MegaHertz Front Side Bus, or a 667MHz FSB, or an 800MHz FSB.


The motherboard chipset is the Northbridge, and Southbridge chip, for YOUR motherboard technology.

(Does not apply to motherboards that support the Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 processors)

The Northbridge part number is Intel 82965PM.

You won't see this part number on a chipset, because the Northbridge chip is under a small finned heatsink.

The Southbridge chip is an Intel ICH8-M
Part number is 82801HM. This you should see on a chipset ]

2) That the processor socket is a Socket P.

So you need an Intel Core2 Duo processor, with either a 533MHz, or 667MHz, or 800MHz FSB, and fits in a Socket P processor socket.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

(You may, or may not need a BIOS update )


Feb 18, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Jan 04, 2011 | Intel DG965RY Motherboard

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Dg41 is the best


Please get DG41/CN/TX motherboards it the best. this is due to fact that it carries a better graphic resolution card, lates technology DDR3 SD RAM ram, etc.

Intel DG41CN Motherboard

  • Form Factor: Micro ATX
  • Compatibility: PC
  • Chipset: Intel G41 Express
  • Compatible Processors: Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium, Intel Core2 Duo, Intel Core2 Quad
  • Video Interface: PCI Express x16
  • Storage Controller Type(s): Serial ATA II x 4

  • Intel DG41TX Motherboard
    • Form Factor: Micro ATX
    • Compatibility: PC
    • Chipset: Intel G41 Express
    • Compatible Processors: Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium, Intel Xeon, Intel Core2 Duo, Intel Core2 Quad
    • Front Side Bus Speed: 1333 MHz
    • Video Interface: PCI Express



    Dec 23, 2010 | Intel DG31PR Motherboard

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    I want to know that did intel d945gcr supports core 2 duo processor...............plz

    This mother board will work if we have a compatible processor like Intel Core2 Duo, Intel Pentium D, Intel Pentium 4.But the processor should be greater than 2.99Ghz if the processor is less than this then it will to work.Dual core processor means there will be two processors working

    The detailed specifications of the new Intel D945GCCR Motherboard are:
    • Form Factor:MicroATX
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Pentium D, Intel Pentium 4 and Celeron D processors in the LGA775 package
    • Supported System Bus:800 MHz / 533MHz
    • Chipset:Intel 945GC Express Chipset with ICH
    • Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
    • Graphics:Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    • Graphics Connector:One PCI Express* x16 graphics connector
    • Memory Support:Dual-channel DDR2 533 / 400 MHz, 2 DIMM slots (2GB Max)
    • Expansion Slots:Two PCI connectors
    • One PCI Express* x1 connector
    • Audio:Intel High Definition Audio with 5.1 Surround Sound
    • USB Ports:Eight Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports (4 back / 4 front)
    • Storage One IDE (ATA 100/66/33)
    • Four Serial ATA ports (3.0 Gb/s)
    • On-Board LAN:Intel PRO 10/100 Network connection
    • Warranty:3 year limited warranty

    Hope that solve your problem!
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    Dec 15, 2010 | Intel D945GCCR Motherboard

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    My cpu fan is not working,is my prossesor working

    Don't know! If you posted this message with that machine, I would have to say yes it is. However, I would definately not run this system for more than a minute or two unless you have the fan replaced. If the processor overheats, it will destroy the processor and possibly the mainboard. If it's critical thaqt you use the machine, you can open the case and get a small fan that is directed right into the case. That should be a temporary only fix.


    Dec 15, 2009 | ASUS Intel Quad-core Cpu READY,CORE2...

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    C. Lokanatha Reddy (

    The Sis things do not support OpenGL mode of graphics. If your software can switch to DirectX mode then it will work. There is no otherway as of now. Hope the Sis guys notice this.

    There is a cheap alternative. Buy a low cost intel/nvidia/geforce video card (new/old); disbale the onboard Sis video and use that new/old card.

    You may try it.

    Jun 04, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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    Mother board problem

    sounds like video card driver issue...ensure driver is correct by looking at video card in device manager. Also ensure that system interrupts are being allocated properly.

    Jul 28, 2007 | Intel Motherboard

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